Today’s Quotable compares books and television.  The fact is, I love them both – there are some great things on TV. But a TV show will never give you the same internal life that a book will. It’s all spelled out for you, it all happens in your eyes and ears; not enough happens in your head. Like a movie made from a book, it is someone else’s vision, and it never seems to match mine precisely.

The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television.  ~Andrew Ross

There are several famous fellows named Andrew Ross, but the only one Wikipedia lists who is not a rugby or soccer player is Andrew Ross, professor of social and cultural analysis at NYU.

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